Paul Qualley wiki-bio facts- ex-husband of Andie MacDowell’s.

Updated: September 19, 2022

Andie MacDowell has a family of celebrities. From her high-profile marriages to her children, everyone in Andie’s family seems to have a longing for the glamorous world. And while none of the other members seem to emulate the success Andie has had over the years, they are pretty close to it. The former model turned actress, has enjoyed a masterful career and despite her professional success, her personal life has been less so. However, despite the two divorces, Andie has very much come to terms with her personal life and is very much on her own. She was first married to Paul Qualley, a former model, who is also the father of Rainey Qualley and Margaret Qualley. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Paul Qualley.

Who is Paul Qualley? What he is famous for?

Paul Qualley is a former model best know for his advertisement for clothing brand “Gap,” a company valued at billion dollars as of 2022. Also a ranchman by profession, Paul cut ties with modelling at some point in career, and turned attention to his passion for ranching. Paul is a popular figure among media, instead of seeking for fame we can say it comes with territory as there is all sort of connection to Hollywood. Paul’s ex-wife Andie MacDowell is a former model and American actress. Carrying the family torch, his eldest daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley is also an actress and model, and youngest daughter Rainey Qualley shows versatility as singer and actress.

Andie MacDowell and Paul Qualley

Paul Qualley Birthday/Nationality/Ethnicity?

Paul James Qualley was born on March 14, 1958 in Wisconsin, United States. Paul was born under the star sign of Aries, the first astrological sign in zodiac. Son of Lee James Qualley and Patricia Ann Rondou, Paul is American by nationality, and when ethnicity is concerned his family tree tracks him to Norwegian descent.

Early life and career:

Paul Qualley is born and bred of Wisconsin. He was athletic from early school days and took part in various sports including American soccer. Unlike any normal teenage, Paul’s good looks and build made him stand out among others, and later opened the door into modelling career. Paul did modeled for clothing brand “Gap” during mid 1980’s. In addition to advertisements Paul did runaways, and his life as a model has been evident in the media. However, the ins and outs of his professional career were never talked about. Despite the early success, Paul quit his work as a model and started working on the contracting business as well as in ranching.

Awards and Nomination:

Even at the height of modeling career Paul did not ventured into acting, or at least it seems so now. Later, Paul did have a rare stint as a actor, Paul joined the cast of 2009 sci-fi movie “Moon Europa.” Paul has never won any big awards or nominations as a model or an actor.

Meeting Andie MacDowell?

Paul Qualley and Andie Macdowell were brought together by their common modeling profession. The two met in New York on the set of an advertisement for Gap brand, back in mid-1980’s. Soon, the two started dating. And in no time, Paul, a young man with brunet hair and deep blue eyes successful won her over.

Marriage to Andie MacDowell:

The pair did not just settle for love affair and decided to go for religious binding. Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell married with a ceremony in 1986. In their time together, the pair had three children. Their eldest, a son Justin, was born in 1986. He was followed by a daughter Rainey Qualley in 1990, and the youngest, Sarah Margaret who was born in 1994.

Despite the early romance, the pair ended up calling things off in 1999 and have been separate ever since.

Life after divorce and children custody:

After the divorce, MacDowell took custody of all three children and raised them in North Carolina. MacDowell tied the knot with her former high school classmate, Rhett Hartzog on November 10, 2001, and enjoyed a short-lived marriage that ended in 2004. She has remained single ever since. 

As for Qualley, he has kept all tidbits of his relationship private. Although there are some reports running around the internet saying Qualley never married again after the divorce, the lack of information or any other form of proof to back it up, it is hard to take anything for sure.

Social Media:

Paul Qualley is available on Instagram, although it has less than 1000 followers don’t get alarmed thinking some copycat might be using, indeed it is his official page.

Wife: Andie MacDowell

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell was born on the 21st of April, 1958, in Gaffney, South Carolina. Born to Pauline Johnston, a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive, MacDowell is the only child of the family. Her parents divorced early on in her life and given her mother’s alcoholic tendencies, things were far from normal for the family.

MacDowell began her professional career as a model. She got her lucky start during a trip to Los Angeles when she was scouted by an agent from Wilhelmina Models. She later changed agencies and moved to Elite Model Management in New York City in 1978.

During her years as a model, MacDowell appeared in campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row, Mink International, Anne Klein, and Bill Blass.  She hogged the billboards in Times Square and a nationally televised ad for Calvin Klein, landed MacDowell her debut role as an actress, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.

MacDowell continued appearing in diverse roles and also started learning method acting at the same time. Her talents were well rewarded as MacDowell earned a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for her appearance in the movie independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Since then MacDowell has enjoyed films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, Short Cuts, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. 

Wiki/Bio Facts:

Full Name:Paul James Qualley
Birth Date:March 14, 1958
Birth Place:Wisconsin, United States
Parents:Lee James Qualley, Patricia Ann Rondou
Net Worth:N/A
Height / How tall:N/A
Nationality:American
Ethnicity:Norwegian
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Divorced
Wife:Andie MacDowell (m. 1986–1999)
Children:Sarah Margaret Qualley, Rainey Qualley, Justin Qualley
Profession:Former Model, Ranchman
Eye Color:Blue

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is Paul Qualley from?

Ans: A former model, Paul Qualley was born in Wisconsin, United States to parents- Lee James Qualley and Patricia Ann Rondou. Paul is an American citizen and when it comes to his origin the family tree makes him of Norwegian descent.

Is Paul Qualley married?

Paul Qualley was married to actress Andie MacDowell from 1986 to 1999. The marriage lasted 13 years and during the time together the pair had three children.

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